Last week’s ruling by the Chief Justice Martha Koome-led Supreme Court has come under renewed attacks on Thursday as President Ruto said Kenya has no place for homosexuality.
Dr. Ruto was speaking during the launch of the Women Enterprise Fund and the second phase of the Hustler Fund at Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi.
The Supreme Court, in a divided judgment, had said the refusal by the NGOs Co-ordination Board to register the LGBTQ lobby group would violate human rights based on sexual orientation.
The Court went on to state that Section 162 of the Penal Code that prohibits “unnatural offenses” (defined as having carnal knowledge with any man, woman, or animal against the order of nature) are still binding and must be upheld.
Without mincing words, Dr. Ruto said that our culture has no space for the democratic rights of homosexuals.
Earlier on Azimio leader Raila Amollo Odinga had condemned the Supreme Court ruling saying it fell short of legitimizing inhuman behavior.
Raila also met members of the Islamic Council of Imams and Preachers (ICIPK) who reiterated their support for the Azimio cause.